Reverse Mortgages, On the Up and Up?

Many who hear the term “Reverse Mortgage” begin to immediately list off reason after reason why they are a bad idea. In a video by Professor Chris Mayer, many of the reasons that one might scoff at reverse mortgages are put at ease. Mayer’s experience in the area comes from being a professor of real estate at Columbia Business School. He is not the only one to claim the relevance of reverse mortgages. A task force at a Boston College have stated the positive sides of reverse mortgages, expressing an increasing comfort with the loan. As a extra sign of legitimacy, the Financial Industry Regularity Authority, has removed their warnings against reverse mortgages as a “last resort.”

Many believe that reverse mortgage are too risky for seniors to attempt, when there are other potential risks to their well being. Others find it that it could be taking advantage of the elderly and could cause financial burdens that could otherwise be avoided. Since the market crash in 2008, many steps have been taken to avoid the loss of money from reverse mortgages. Certain companies now require third party consultation before allowing potential reverse mortgagers to take to partake in this loan. Overall, the process of receiving a reverse mortgage has become a much more viable and encouraged option to those are taking the proper precautions. Bloomberg discusses Mayer’s ideas in this recent article.

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The Reality of Flipping a House

There are many amazing TV shows that really know how to get us excited to take on a good old fixer-upper project.  Taking something old and broken, and turning it into something beautiful and renewed seems like a dream project with the potential to earn some extra cash! But do the TV shows show us everything involved?

Often, the parts left out from all of the smiles and laughter are the harder realities of how difficult and how big of an undertaking flipping a house can really be. Read through our article Flippin’ A House Isn’t Easy to see if you are prepared to make the flip from start to finish!

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Looking Back to Prepare Ahead!

With fall here and winter on its way, getting your yard ready for the elements is a must! Take a look at a 10 ways that you can prepare your lawn for the winter months ahead by clicking on our Fall Lawn Care Checklist. Lawn care is never old and this article is still full of gold for fall lawn care.

Whether you are longing for a new house surrounded by trees, or want a new house that doesn’t have any trees at all to clean up, LDSAgents.com can help you find an LDS real estate agent with your values!

Take a look at our Need To Know tab!

At LDSREalEstate.info we provide information to make the best and most informed decisions when you buy or sell your home. In the Need to Know tab at the top of our site, we have many articles to help make sure that you are prepared and aware of each aspect of buying a home!

Each section of Need to Know provides information about a variety of topics. Below is a brief preview of each of the topics under Need To Know. Take a look!

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Why “For Sale By Owner” Can Make Things Harder

You may hear of reasons that some people like to sell (or buy) their home without an agent. However, this can often cause many problems you may not anticipate when starting the process. Below are only five of the reasons from Keeping Current Matters for why avoiding FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is going to save you a lot of headaches when selling (or buying) a home:

1. Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a only a partial list of some of the people you will need to be prepared to negotiate with in the event of FSBO: Read more

10 Ways to Save While Winterizing Your Home

When Jack Frost comes knocking, you’re not going to want to let him in.. But keeping the cold out of your house can sometimes be a little pricey. From an article in Business Insider, below are 10 ways to save on winterizing your home.

  1. Protect from drafts! Using a draft snake to place under your door will allow you to keep the warm air in your house, while keeping the cold air out. The U.S. Department of Energy claims that drafts can be attributed 5-30% of energy use per year. Read more